Denise Caruth MA Hons (Adv. Dip. Counselling)

Denise Caruth MA Hons (Adv. Dip. Counselling)

Wessex Clinic
Health And Wellbeing
21 New Street
SO41 9BH

Natural Health Clinic
Off The High Street
SO41 7YA

07725 782932

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About me

Does life feel hard to bear at the moment? I can offer a safe, gentle space to explore what is going on whether it is anxiety, panic, depression, cancer, grief, relationship issues amongst others. I am an experienced, BACP registered counsellor with experience of working at Oakhaven hospice and Compass Counselling.

Not sure what to do next? Please do call on 07725 782932 or email me on

Empathy, lack of judgement and integrity are the core elements of the therapeutic relationship. Often the nature of this relationship allows clients to reveal elements of themselves, and their lives, that they may never have shared with anyone else before. This often brings relief, growth in self-awareness and self-confidence and a more compassionate attitude to oneself.

I strongly believe that each human being has the innate possibility for happiness and fulfilment and I work with clients to unlock that potential.

I offer 50 minutes sessions on a regular basis in blocks of 6, 12 or more and I work with the following issues:

  • Abortion
  • Anxiety
  • Irrational thoughts and fears
  • Abuse
  • Menopause
  • Alcohol
  • Miscarriage
  • Anger
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Bereavement
  • Phobias
  • Bullying
  • Postnatal depression
  • Cancer
  • Pregnancy support
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Disabilities
  • Self-harm
  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Family issues
  • Stress
  • Infertility
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Trauma

Training, qualifications & experience


Compass Counselling, Lymington 2018-current

Oak haven Hospice 2017-2018


  • Developing Minds: Mental Health with Dan Siegel - Feb. 2019
  • Trauma and Neurobiology, Babette Rothschild - Oct. 2018
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Iron Mill College, Exeter - 2016-2018
  • Attachment and Grief, NScience - May 2017
  • ​Affect Regulation and Early Brain Development, Kathrin Staffer - May 7th, 2016
  • Self Harm and Young People - April 30th 2016
  • Parenting through the Senses, Ros Urwin - Jan-March 2016
  • Levels 1,2,3 Counselling, Brockenhurst College - 2014-2016
  • Bowlby and Attachment Theory, Sir Richard Bowlby - November 7th, 2015
  • University of St Andrews, MA (Hons) - 1992-1997

I graduated over 20 years ago and spent my early career working in industry. However, my interest in people, and helping others, led me to start my training as a therapist over six years ago. I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Iron Mill College in Exeter.

I am registered with the BACP, the organization, which oversees Counsellors and Psychotherapists in the UK and ensures its members are working ethically to their standards of practice.

I worked as a counsellor at The Coates Centre at Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington helping individuals with grief, cancer, childhood problems and relationship issues. I currently work for a local counselling agency helping individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma and complex childhoods that are affecting daily life as adults.

Next Step?

Unsure of what to do next? Please do call on 07725 782932 or email me on

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Irrational thoughts and fears
  • Auto-immune disorders


I offer 50 minute sessions in blocks of 6,12, or more, meeting at the same time and place each week. The cost is £45.00 per session.

Next Step?
Unsure of what to do next? Just give me a call on 07725 782932 or email me at

Further information

The process of therapy:

Therapy is a much-used term, but it is often unclear what the process actually entails. For me, the most important element of successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship. This provides the space for clients to safely and securely talk about what is going on for them.

Using attuned listening, I help clients to make sense of what is going on and what may be underlying that. Often times, we carry influences from our childhood that may no longer be relevant to our adult lives. Gaining insight into patterns of thinking, behaving and feeling, clients are able to make choices about how they want to be in the here and now, as adults.

I am an integrative therapist, which means that my framework for practise integrates elements of different therapies tailored to each individual’s needs.

Normally, we will meet for 50 minutes weekly at the same time for 6,12 or more sessions.

Next steps:
Unsure of what to do next? Just give me a call on 07725 782932 or email me at for an initial free session.

Maps & Directions

Lymington, SO41 9BH
Beaulieu, SO41 7YA

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I can be flexible to accommodate your needs.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults